Please help me recover my files :(

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by adcx64, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. adcx64 macrumors 65816

    adcx64

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    Can you guys recommend me any file recovery softwares? my ***** friend deleted 6000 songs and 45 movies from my drive :mad::(
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    I guess you already looked in the Trash?

    To retrieve files, that have been deleted and also been emptied from the Trash or are on unrecognisable partitions or HDDs, you can use

    • Data Rescue 3 - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • FileSalvage - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • DiskDrill - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (79 USD)
    • Nice To Recover - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (69.95 USD)
     
  3. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adcx64

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    I'm broke, is there a free one? I don't want to see my 10year collection gone...
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't know of a free one.
     
  5. Hrududu, Aug 14, 2012
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    Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I can't think of any good free ones. Disk Drill has worked nicely for me in the past. Same with Data Rescue 3 and Stellar Phoenix. I used DR3 and Stellar Phoenix at the AASP I worked for when we'd recover Mac HDDs.
     
  6. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    Op, I said a prayer that you'll get your files back, mate. :(
     
  7. wobegong Guest

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    I have Boomerang Data Recovery and whats more it supports PPC - All the way back to OSX 10.3 :)

    You do have to pay for it though....

    http://www.boomdrs.com/macosx/
     
  8. adcx64, Aug 14, 2012
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    adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you!:)
     
  9. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Just looked this App up on MacUpDate, if you can believe the reviews, it sounds like an Application to beware of, mostly because of the companies business practices.

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23637/boomerang
     
  10. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    You probably already know this, but try not to use the hard drive that the lost data was on, or it might get overwritten.
     
  11. inscrewtable macrumors 65832

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    Weren't you nervous all the time about a HD failure anyway, seeing as you obviously don't believe in back ups.
     
  12. wobegong Guest

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    Thanks for pointing that out - as you say does not look good (although for me at least it has worked fine on a number of 'life threatening' occasions) so would probably go with the other safer options with hopefully better support.
     
  13. Starfighter macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, how is that possible? Did your friend do it on purpose?
     
  14. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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